Start Your Own Business in Derbyshire

If you are starting a business in Derbyshire, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Derbyshire contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help you get your new venture off the ground. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources across the world and our own series of Start Your Own Business books.

Derbyshire Locations Covered

Alfreton  |  Amber Valley Borough  |  Ashbourne  |  Bakewell  |  Belper  |  Bolsover District  |  Buxton  |  Chesterfield  |  Chesterfield Borough  |  Derby  |  Derby City Council Area  |  Derbyshire  |  Derbyshire Dales  |  Dronfield  |  Erewash Borough  |  Glossop  |  Heanor  |  High Peak  |  High Peak Borough  |  Hope Valley  |  Ilkeston  |  Matlock  |  North East Derbyshire  |  Ripley  |  South Derbyshire  |  Swadlincote  | 

Free Local Resources

Local resources and contacts sorted by classification

Here you will find a collection of FREE resources defined by topic as well as the contact details for many local businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

Accountancy & Tax | Bookkeeping | Business Advice | Business Funding | Business Grants | Business Networking | Business Opportunities | Commercial Law | Communications | Design & Branding | Education & Training | HR & Staff | Insurance | I.T. | Marketing | Mentoring | Office Services | Online Marketing | Photography | Print | Property & Working from Home | Web Design

FREE Start Your Own Business Book - 2018

Start Your Own Business In 2017
Start Your Own Business In 2017

This free 150 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between start-up success or failure.

Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

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FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.

  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map

Download Pack

The key important dates, legal and HMRC requirements; a simple to follow step-by-step guide; relevant fact-sheets; business plan, cash flow forecast, personal survival budget and marketing plan templates; our own very popular start-up map; contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom; and a Powerpoint presentation to accompany the business plan.

Derbyshire Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Derbyshire area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)


4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

Coleman Bradshaw

Coleman Bradshaw are a progressive team of accountants and professional advisers providing accounting & business support services to ambitious small businesses and start-ups. We are here to minimise tax, maximise cash and profits, and provide peace of mind. So what makes us different? We communicate actively with our clients and business community. We love to help business to grow and become more successful, and we are committed to providing a highly responsive and energetic customer service experience - precisely what you need to support you in the fast-paced world of growing a small business or launching a start-up.

Dove Computer Solutions Ltd

At Dove Computer Solutions, we provide professional I.T. solutions, help desk support and cloud services to a range of customers including large organisations through to home users. We combine technological expertise with friendly local service to deliver affordable solutions to our customers. Our team of highly qualified engineers provide helpful advice and solutions without the jargon. No matter how small or large your IT requirements, Dove Computers have solutions to suit you and make your day-to-day life easier. STARTUP OFFER If you are a startup business or have been operating a business for less than 12 months you qualify for 3 months unlimited, offsite support to cover all of your IT equipment. Contact us for more information.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

GetStarted UK

Small business startup packages tailored to you and your business. Save time, money and hassle and focus on your core business. Here at GetStarted UK we understand that starting a new business can be an exciting but challenging time. We provide help and support to new startup businesses across the UK and, after an initial FREE consultation, we tailor a package of startup services specifically for you and your business. A typical £349 package includes: - Logo Design - Website - 5x page starter site - 500x Business Cards - Designed & Printed - 1000x Leaflets - Designed & Printed - Letterheads - Designed - Social Media Setup - Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn - Personalised Emails & Signatures - Business Directory Listings - Virtual Landline Setup - One month free - Limited Company Setup - Business Bank Setup - Accountancy Consultation & Setup - Business Funding Advice - Legal Consultation - Business Insurance Quote - Card Processing Advice & Setup

Start Up Britain

StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. They offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business.

Dalegarth Bookkeeping Services
I am an ICB Certified Bookkeeper and HMRC authorised tax agent, licensed to provide final accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Not for Profit Organisations and maintain accounts up to, but not including, final accounts for Limited Companies and LLPs. 07778 632838

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
D2N2 is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.Its purpose is to support and encourage economic growth in the D2N2 region. The highest priority is to build a powerful entity that can maximise the benefit for businesses in both counties, and develop a dynamic economy. 0115 9578765

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
The Chamber is the leading business organisation in the East Midlands. With a growing membership of more than 3,800 businesses and 3,000 affiliates, it is the second largest chamber of commerce in the country. The Chamber offers Members extensive networking opportunities and a wide range of discounted services. Address: Commerce Centre, Canal Wharf, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7NA 0333 320 0333

Finance For Enterprise
Finance For Enterprise is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, established over 25 years providing loan funding and advice to new start, early stage and established businesses across South Yorkshire and North Midlands. Providing an alternative source of loan finance for businesses unable to access mainstream funds. Loans up to £100,000 can be used for working capital or to support growth and development projects. A registered lender under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme. 0333 014 3455

FSB Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire
FSB Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Natalie Gasson Development Manager Contact via website or e-mail.

NBV offers a range of business support services to start-up and established businesses. Many services are free or subsidised to eligible individuals and businesses in the East Midlands. Typical support includes advice, mentoring, coaching, skills training, grant and loan funding, virtual office packages and supported office space. Please call or visit the website for further details of programmes available, eligibility criteria for free or subsidised services and grant funding. Please visit for more information. 0844 887 2568

Sheffield LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The LEP is based on a relationship between the public and private sector and a strong commitment to work together to ensure the growth of a rebalanced local economy. The LEP is led by the private sector and aims to contribute significantly to the renewal of the national economy as a whole. It works across a geographical area that reflects the economic reality, incorporating parts of North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas that are important to the Sheffield City Region economy. The LEP Board provides strategic economic leadership and direction to efforts to grow the economy. 0114 254 1334

Web Design By Alex
Web Design probably costs less than you think! And I provide various levels of services to meet your needs. As a result all my work is done at a very competitive cost which you'll have a job finding someone cheaper! Furthermore If your registered address is within 10 Miles of Derby City Centre I'll even give you an extra 10% off! 01332581582

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